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Amid the cross-country race to election 2016, the secular left's utter disdain for both our Creator Christ and His faithful followers is fast approaching critical mass. Self-styled "progressives" – that is, America's cultural Marxist agents of ruin – typically disguise their designs on despotism in the flowery and euphemistic language of "reproductive health," "anti-discrimination" and "multiculturalism."
We see this Orwellian newspeak at play right now in Washington, D.C., where congressional Republicans endeavor to prevent, if only timorously, two unconstitutional pieces of legislation from taking effect. The first, the District of Columbia's so-called "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act," would force pro-life groups, including churches and para-church organizations, to hire pro-abortion zealots and other godless rabble-rousers with worldviews and socio-political agendas overtly hostile to the express mission of those churches and organizations.
The second, the farcically mislabeled "Human Rights Amendment Act," would jettison the longstanding "Armstrong Amendment," which, as notes the Daily Signal, "was enacted by Congress in 1989 to exempt religious schools in D.C. from being forced into violating their beliefs about human sexuality by 'promoting, encouraging, or condoning any homosexual act, lifestyle, orientation, or belief.'"
In other words, under this new legislation churches and religious schools will be forced, under penalty of law, to deny the Christian sexual ethic and, instead, promote, encourage and condone homosexual behavior and other pagan sexual immorality.
So much for "human rights."
Still, while most on the left are careful to mask their totalitarian goals and anti-Christian animus by coating these poison pills in sugar sweet jargon, on occasion one of these God-denying goose-steppers will let down his guard, drop the euphemistic BS, and vomit forth that acidic bile, unfiltered "progressivism."
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Tayler is one such goose-stepper. In an April 19 Salon.com screed headlined, "Marco Rubio's deranged religion, Ted Cruz's bizarre faith: Our would-be presidents are God-fearing clowns," "freethinking" Jeffrey, a paragon of paganism, ably puts the "bigot" in anti-Christian bigotry.
In reference to the 2016 presidential candidates who call themselves Christian, Tayler bemoans that these "God-fearing clowns and faith-mongering nitwits [are] groveling before Evangelicals." He further protests Christians' "nattering on about their belief in the Almighty and their certainty that if we just looked, we could find answers too many of our ills in the Good Book."
Right, it's called the Gospel, Jeffrey. It's the only hope that either you or any of us has.
"There will almost certainly be no (declared) atheist or even agnostic among the candidates," he laments. "This is scandalous, given the electorate's gradual, relentless ditching of religion."
Gradual? That's a gaping understatement when one considers that even today over 80 percent of Americans identify as Christian with the vast majority of those who don't nevertheless acknowledging the transcendent reality of a Creator God. Every man, woman and child understands through both general revelation and human reason that this unfathomably intricate, staggeringly fine-tuned universe didn't create and fine-tune itself. It's a tiny minority of angry, self-deluded materialists like Jeffrey Tayler who deny this self-evident truth. Scandalous? Hardly.
Continues Tayler: "With the dapper Florida Sen. Marco Rubio we move into the more disturbing category of Republicans we might charitably diagnose as 'faith-deranged' – in other words, as likely to do fine among the unwashed 'crazies' in the red-state primaries, but whose religious beliefs would (or should) render them unfit for civilized company anywhere else."
Sound familiar? Such hubristic elitism is so 1939. It was similarly "faith-deranged," "unwashed crazies" in Germany who, at that time, were numerically branded "unfit for civilized company." Shall we Christians be fitted with yellow crosses, Herr Tayler?
Our Darwinian disbeliever then distills the timeless Christian faith to "far-fetched fiction and foolish figments" before launching into a tirade against the left's favorite candidate to hate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, while, likewise, knifing twixt the shoulder blades, the richly diverse, 100 thousand-plus student body at Liberty University.
"Cruz pandered fulsomely to the faith-deranged by choosing to announce at Liberty University, that bastion of darkness located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Once administered by the late Jerry Falwell, Liberty promises a 'World Class Christian education' and boasts that it has been 'training champions for Christ since 1971′ – grounds enough, in my view, to revoke the institution's charter and subject it to immediate quarantine until sanity breaks out."
Are you getting this? Tayler's not joking about revoking Liberty's accreditation and otherwise consigning all faithful Christians to a constructive encampment beyond the margins of functional society. That's their end-game. That's the way their boxcars roll.
Neither do our papist friends escape unscathed. Tayler smears the Catholic Church as a "fanatical homophobic cult," while blaspheming his own Creator. He inquires in litmus of some obscure atheist candidate, "[I]f you are indeed an atheist, will you come out of the closet about it? Will you utter that vilest of stock phrases 'God bless America!' to close speeches, thereby lending undue credence to the nonsense notion that an invisible tyrant rules us from on high?"
"Atheists can dream," he pines. "They can dream of a candidate (and future president) who will, one day, say 'I do not believe in God. I do not believe in a hereafter.'"
And why not? Russia had its Stalin and China its Mao. Who needs an "invisible tyrant" when we can elect one at the ballot box?
Or didn't we already do that.
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., has received a response to his letter demanding answers from Secretary of State John Kerry about the planned resettlement of dozens of foreign refugees in his state.
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You know it’s not going to be good when a 10-page letter of complaint breaks off in the middle and says, “But wait, there’s more.”
That’s the case of a letter from officials with Liberty Counsel that was sent to Polk State College in Florida about the “pervasive anti-Christian bias” a teacher, Lance Russum, imposes on students.
The letter demands a “full and independent review of Mr. Russum’s behavior and course content,” an appropriate grading of a 16-year-old student’s assignments, which earlier were given “zero” grades because of her beliefs, “a written apology” and assurances that future courses “will be free from such unlawful discrimination.”
“Mr. Russum should be fired, as he has forfeited all trust in his academic integrity,” the letter, signed by Roger Gannam on behalf of Liberty Counsel, said. If those things do not happen, “Liberty Counsel will take further action to prevent irreparable harm to the rights of our clients.”
At graduation time, getting sentimental for that old class? Before you do, read this: “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children.”
WND left messages for Russum as well as school Dean Donald Painter. A college spokeswoman later responded to WND that the college would not comment.
The situation arose over the attendance in a Russum class of “G.L.” a 16-year-old who is enrolled under a special program allowing dual enrollments in high school and college.
But during Russum’s class, “she refused to conform to his personal worldviews of Marxism, atheism, feminism and homosexuality,” Liberty Counsel said. For that, her assignments were given no credit.
“Professor Russum expressed blatant and pervasive anti-Christian bias throughout the class, such as the following essay question: ‘Why did Christianity, and its male gods, seek to silence these women [the nuns]?’” LC explained. “In other essays where G.L. refused to concede that Christianity was false, violent, or oppressive to women; that Martin Luther’s motivations for the Reformation were wholly secular; and that Michelangelo’s sculptures and paintings communicated that ‘same-sex relationship is NOT A SIN,’ Mr. Russum gave her a total of four straight zeros.
“Mr. Russum should not be permitted to use his position to punish students who do not conform to his anti-Christian views,” said Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. “G.L.’s parents asked Polk State College to review this matter, but it refused, so Liberty Counsel is stepping in to help. According to its website, the college’s core values are service, integrity, knowledge, diversity, and leadership. No student should be subjected to such outrageous bias and outright hostility to their values by a professor. Being a professor is not open season to belittle and punish students merely because they do not subscribe to the professor’s radical opinions.”
According to the letter, the student has a 3.9 GPA, and Liberty Counsel said it reviewed Russum’s activities.
“His hostility toward ‘religion’ (in actuality, Christianity) begins in the syllabus and continues throughout the course, despite the fact that he states in the syllabus that students ‘are under no obligation to agree with classmates, authors, or the instruction,’” the letter said.
Among the behaviors by Russum that were uncovered:
His claims that all religion come from “human imagination.”
His introduction of students to Karl Marx “as an authority on the ‘cultural attempt to build civilization’ of the ancient Mesopotamians.”
His attempts to “deconstruct the Bible.”
His attribution to Christians of all evil in his chapter called “The Roll (sic) of Religion in the Middle Ages.”
His claim that Christianity was “one of the most violent forms of religion the world had ever seen.”
His use of a closeup of the sex organs of Michelangelo’s David to illustrate art.
His claim that there are phallic symbols in Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment that reveal “Michelangelo is claiming that being in a same sex relationship is NOT A SIN and WILL NOT keep someone out of heaven.”
Further, some of the statements he “liked” on his Facebook page, including language that cannot be published here.
Among those that can be reproduced are “Unpacking the ‘F’ Word” “Guerrilla Feminism,” “Smashing the Patriarchy” and others.
“But wait, there’s more: In addition to an inordinate overemphasis on four-letter words and a cornucopia of Communist concepts and symbols in his ‘likes,’ Mr. Russum has a previous profile picture consisting of Fidel Castro, along with a picture of Jesus Christ signaling ‘F*** You’ by flipping the middle finger, with Mr. Russum providing the caption: ‘I finally have the answer to WWJD [what would Jesus do]?’” the letter explains.
“In both the humanities course, and in his online persona, Mr. Russum displays unadulterated hostility toward Christians, in violation of the Establishment Clause, and also blames Christianity for victimizing women and stifling sexual expression. While Mr. Russum is free, on his own time, to advocate whatever he wishes, so long as it does not create a material disruption to the academic environment, his online content is compelling evidence that his course material and heavier are not merely ‘pedagogical.’
“Since G.L. refuses to be ‘converted’ by Mr. Russum’s ‘Militant Atheist’ proselytizing into a ‘Woman Without Religion,’ he has instead decided to ‘ruthlessly annihilate’ her [grade], under his email signature line’s ‘true ethical test’ from Slavoj Zizek, a modern-day Marxist who justifies the mass-murders of Lenin, Mao, Stalin, the Khmer Rouge (‘not radical enough’), and Adolf Hitler (‘not violent enough’),” the letter states.
“The Constitution does not ‘require complete separation of church and states; it affirmatively mandates accommodation, not merely tolerance, of all religions, and forbids hostility toward any,” the letter said, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling.
The letter explains the “government cannot constitutionally prescribe a religious orthodoxy and condemn heresy on homosexuality, or anything else.” But it said, “Mr. Russum has done exactly that.”
“The mountain of evidence against him – including his discriminatory questions; his intentional hostility toward Christianity throughout the course material; his abuse of his position of authority; and his improper, retaliatory grading of G.L.’s papers (which provided academically responsive answers to his illegitimate questions while remaining true to her faith) with four straight zeros – is beyond the pale. … This is not pedagogical; it is personal. It cannot be seriously argued that Mr. Russum has acted appropriately within this course.”
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THE HUMAN SPIRIT CO-WORKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Walking "after the spirit," and "minding the spirit,"
does not only mean mind and body subservient to
the spirit, but the man's own spirit co-working with
the Holy Spirit in the daily life, and all the occasions
of life. To do this, the believer needs to know the
laws of the spirit, not only the conditions necessary
for the Holy Spirit's working, but the laws governing
his own spirit, so that it may be kept open to the
Spirit of God.
When the Holy Spirit takes the spirit of man as His
sanctuary, evil spirits attack the spirit to get it out
of co-working with God. They first get access to
mind or body, their object being to close the outlet
of the Spirit of God dwelling at the centre; or when
the man is "spiritual," and the mind and body are
subservient to the spirit, the spiritual forces of Satan
can come into DIRECT CONTACT with the spirit, and
then follows the "wrestling" referred to by Paul
If the man becomes "spiritual" through the Baptism
of the Spirit, and yet is ignorant of the laws of the
spirit, especially the tactics of Satan, he is liable to
yield to an onslaught of deceiving spirits by which
they (1) force his spirit into strained ecstasy, or
elation, or (2) press it down, as it were into a vice.
In the former he is given "visions" and revelations
which appear to be divine, but afterwards are
proved to have been of the enemy, by their
passing away with no results; in the latter the
man sinks into darkness and deadness as if he
had lost all knowledge of God.
War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis
Tomorrow: The Believer's Control Over His Spirit
Call to Repentance
After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. HOSEA 6:2
Remember when people respected freedom?
And gave thanks for it?
Do you remember when we had many rights yet had the wisdom not to "push it"?
Do you remember when we knew we did not deserve these many blessings and rights?
Two gunman shot up a “Draw Muhammad” contest outside of Dallas on Sunday. Within hours of the attack, liberals criticized organizers of event for holding the contest, implying that they should have known better. Where is the outrage and unity from the press that we saw just a few months ago when the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo were gunned down by terrorists? Glenn had the story and his reaction on radio Monday.
Two gunman shot up a “Draw Muhammad” contest outside of Dallas on Sunday. Within hours of the attack, liberals criticized organizers of event for holding the contest, implying that they should have known better. Where is the outrage and unity from the press that we saw just a few months ago when the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo were gunned down by terrorists? Glenn had the story and his reaction on radio Monday. On Sunday, TheBlaze reported: A contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told attendees, including an Associated Press reporter, that a shooting had occurred. He said one officer — who was later released from the hospital — and two unidentified suspects were shot. Both suspects were reported dead on Sunday. “Let me say the same thing that I said after Charlie Hebdo. Why you would [hold such a contest] is beyond me. I don’t support it. But you have the right to do it,” Glenn said. “It’s free speech. I wouldn’t do it. But you have the right to do it. And because you have the constitutional right to do it, you have the right to do it without being shot or killed in a free society.” The lack of outrage over the attacks stunned Glenn. He said he woke up to see what The New York Times reported on the story, and it “was completely clean. There was no outrage. There was nothing.”
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